News from Ireland

Family Tree Resource For Kids

When: Thursday, 23 April, 2020

Filling in your family tree is a bit like solving a big puzzle – and each puzzle is different for every family! You will have to do some detective work, so remember to take notes and keep your eyes and ears open for clues that well help you discover the names that you are looking for.

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Children's Family Tree Resource

Stay connected with your Irish place of origin

When: Thursday, 2 April, 2020

Our Chronicles are designed to connect people descended from the same place in Ireland by enabling them to share information about their ancestors, the buildings they lived in and the events that shaped their lives. Stay connected with your Irish county or civil parish diaspora by:

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Stay connected with your Irish place of origin

New County Kerry Records Online

When: Thursday, 19 March, 2020

New Kerry Records by Brendan Scott Roots Ireland are delighted to announce the addition of 220,000 Roman Catholic baptismal and marriage records from County Kerry to the Roots Ireland database at


Your Irish County just before the Great Famine

When: Sunday, 1 March, 2020

First published in 1837, Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is one of the most valuable and unique sources of local history in Ireland.  The equivalent of a tourist's "Lonely Planet Guide" in its day, this dictionary came in two volumes, with an accompanying atlas.

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Tell us where you Ancestor emigrated to

When: Monday, 17 February, 2020

If you have already created an Ancestor Chronicle you can now edit it to also include information about whether they stayed in Ireland or moved abroad.  Follow the instructions in this video and remember to save your changes at the end.

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